Playing it Safe is a fun and flirty read with likeable characters and witty banter that is sure to keep you engaged.
Julia has a tough exterior; but behind the facade is a woman lacking confidence in the wake of the broken heart left by her ex-boyfriend. His sudden reappearance has stirred up all those feelings of inadequacy and left her questioning her self-worth. Julia finds Alex extremely attractive and feels the shift that has transpired between them. Her flirting with Alex is harmless in her mind and Julia’s stubborn determination to keep Alex at arms-length only serves to encourage his advances.
Alex exudes confidence and control and is certainly not afraid to go after what he wants, especially when the pursued resists him ever so diligently. But Alex is determined to break down Julia’s attempts at playing it safe, and is not afraid to pull out all the stops to make it happen. Alex recognizes there is so much more to the magnetism between them if only Julia would succumb to the feelings that simmer just beneath the surface.
I was thrilled when Barbie announced she would be giving us Julia’s story and I LOVED every moment of this story. Alex’s pursuit of Julia was nothing short of entertaining and full of humorous exchanges, smoldering glances and steamy encounters. The witty banter was amusing, the chemistry between Alex and Julia was tangible, and the story was beautifully executed. I especially enjoyed the cameos from Sabrina and Tyler, the characters from Barbie’s debut novel, Promise Me, and I applaud Barbie on a job well done.